Final Girls

Sara’s Pick:Final Girls by Riley Sager Ten years ago Quincy was the sole survivor of a massacre at a cottage in the woods has no memory of the actual attack becoming, along with Lisa and Sam, the third member of a club the press dubs “The Final Girls”. Quincy has been doing well with the…

Phasma

Hannah’s Pick: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson Delilah S. Dawson’s novel is the adventurous quick-read origin story for the mysterious and deadly Captain Phasma that we have been waiting for. Set before the events of The Force Awakens Phasma, a warrior, along with four of her comrades aid the antagonizing Brendol Hux in finding his…

Booked

Dallas’ Pick: Booked By Kwame Alexander This entire book is written entirely in poems. I thought this was very interesting for a children’s book considering the way you have to slow down to read it to fully understand the stories.  The story of Booked is narrated by a young boy dealing with divorce of his…

A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

Sara’s Pick: A Beautiful, Terrible Thing by Jen Waite Three weeks after their daughter is born, a young woman who’s head over heels in love with her husband discovers he’s having an affair. In this memoir, she looks for answers to her questions of how everything went wrong only to discover that her husband is…

Do Not Become Alarmed

Cori’s Pick: Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy   Accustomed to a life of luxury, best friends Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and young children on a holiday cruise and look forward to all that their Central American destination has to offer.  One afternoon, the friends and their kids leave the…

Blame

Sara’s Pick: Blame by Jeff Abbott A young seventeen-year-old girl suffers from amnesia after a car crash that killed her best friend and next door neighbor, David. Jane has lost all her memories from the death of her father when she was fourteen until she awoke from a four day coma after the accident. Everyone…

Carve the Mark

Dallas’ Pick: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth Veronica Roth is well known for her work in the Divergent series which I was a huge fan of. Well, she has come out with another young adult fantasy novel. Once you get in order the strange names, groups, and places it is actually a very good…

Going in Style

Alberto’s Pick: Going in Style directed by  Zach Braff Stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret and Christopher Lloyd Joe (Michael Caine), Willie (Morgan Freeman), and Al (Alan Arkin) are three lifelong friends who spent decades working together for a steel factory. Towards the end of their lives, each one is worse for wear and…

Who is Walt Disney

Dallas’ Pick: Who is Walt Disney By: Whitney Stewart (Juvenile nonfiction) This is one of the first non-fiction books I have read in a while, and I can honestly say I enjoyed it. I just recently as an adult fell in love with Disney; movies, books, parks, everything. Who was Walt Disney is a biography…

The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington

Jane’s Pick: The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington by Leonora Carrington I love short stories, and I love Surrealism. So when I saw a collection of short stories by one of my favorite Surrealist artists – I had to pick it up to read. And now for something totally different….that’s the main thing I want…

The Good Widow

Sara’s Pick: The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke When her husband and his mistress, Dylan are killed in a fatal car accident in Maui, Jacqueline “Jacks” is stunned. He was supposed to be in Kansas City at a conference. When Dylan’s boyfriend, Nick, shows up suggesting they go to the island tracing…

Cinder

Kathryn’s Pick: Cinder by Marissa Meyer “Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” This futuristic retelling of the classic Cinderella tale brings a whole new light to the idea of fairy tales. Cinder ditches the traditional story of Cinderella and instead places Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, as its lead protagonist….